JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — The Sullivan County CROP Hunger Walk will be held on October 4, with registration starting at 1:30 p.m. at the Jeffersonville Presbyterian Church, with the walk starting at 2 p.m. Participants sign up as individuals or teams and obtain sponsors for every mile walked. Funds raised will help the Church World Service work with communities to determine the best solutions for the challenges they face in getting enough food and water. Visit www.cropwalk.org or call 845/932-8525.
LIBERTY, NY — Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) is among 26 organizations statewide to receive funding under New York State Department of Health’s Creating Healthy Schools and Communities. CCESC will reach out to local schools, worksites and community-based organizations in the Fallsburg, Liberty and Monticello school districts’ catchment areas, which also include the towns of Mamakating, Thompson, Bethel and Forestburgh. Read more
FERNDALE, NY — The Sullivan County Visitors Association (SCVA) has launched its second annual Fall into Fun Fall Foliage Photo Contest, in which visitors and residents are invited to submit their most autumn-centric photos from around the Sullivan County Catskills. Submissions are being accepted at www.scva.net/fall-foliage/fall-foliage-photo-contest. Read more
SHOHOLA, PA — The scouts of Shohola Boy Scout Troop 76 will hold their annual Shohola-Barryville Bridge 5k Run/Walk, on Saturday, October 17, at Rohman Park, in conjunction with the Shohola Township Park and Recreation Committee’s Pumpkins in the Park Festival. The event will not only be a run/walk, but will also feature a Kids’ K Fun Run, as well. The 5k run/walk will begin at 9:30 a.m., and the Kids’ K will begin at 11 a.m., which is the perfect segue into the Pumpkins in the Park Festival. Read more
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — WSUL, together with Fidelis Care and NBDC Bank, is collecting new and clean, gently used coats and jackets to be distributed directly to local children. Coats of all shapes and sizes are welcome. The Coats for Kids drive is an easy way for you and your family to pass along coats and jackets that you no longer need. The need has never been greater, and it’s never been easier to make a difference in our community. Read more
EQUINUNK, PA — Sullivan Alliance for Sustainable Development (SASD) will host an enhanced tour of the Joel Hill Sawmill, a post-Civil War, water-powered sawmill that operated from the 1860s to 1974, on Saturday, October 3 at 10 a.m. Explore the role of water power in shaping the timber industry and building modern America, see the mill’s waterfall and turbine up close and watch a demonstration of milling lumber. Read more
MONTICELLO, NY — Those who are curious about what the new Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library will look like can join the Friends of the Library at the Sneak Peek on October 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. All you have to do to attend this wine and cheese reception is be a Friend of the Library in good standing.
Memberships range from $5 for students/seniors to $100 (or more!) for Golden Friends. Applications can be picked up at the library. Read more
JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — The Western Sullivan Public Library is looking for a few civic-minded people to help with future planning. Over the past few months the library has been conducting a comprehensive survey asking for library users and non-users alike to let the library know what they are doing well and where they could improve. It’s time to gather the data, analyze it, and then set the wheels in motion for the next five years. Read more
PIKE COUNTY, PA — The Pike County Chamber of Commerce has networking event/card exchange opportunities available for October, November and December 2015, as well as early 2016.
Events are held at the sponsors’ places of business and can be used as a marketing opportunity to get customers in your door and make new connections. Some fun ideas could be a Halloween or pumpkin theme for October, a harvest theme for November or a holiday celebration for December. Read more
ROCK HILL, NY — The Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development has named Dr. Gerard Galarneau, Catskill Regional Medical Center’s CEO and Chief Medical Officer, its 2015 Walter A. Rhulen Award recipient. The partnership will also recognize Roberta Byron-Lockwood, president of the Sullivan County Visitors Association, and Cathy Paty, president of the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce, as Distinguished Service Award winners. All will be honored at the Partnership’s annual meeting on October 8 at The Sullivan in Rock Hill. Read more